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WATCH OUT FOR THE CREEPY-CRAWLY HEALTHCARE BILL

We’ve all heard about ghosties and ghoulies and long-leggedy beasties and things that go “bump” in the night. (Good Lord, deliver us). Now we have a completely imaginary, and therefore scary, “CBO analysis” being reported by such news outlets as the Wall Street Journal and Fox News that supposedly will save us all kinds of money. BEWARE! If it sounds too good to be true…

On the Heritage Foundry Blog you can read about what this “CBO analysis” actually is. It also gives a very good summary of how Reid plans to jam it through the Senate with only 51 votes. There is further information about the “scoring” of what Red State calls a “Vapor Bill” in the second entry down on their home page. I especially encourage you to read Donald Marron’s analysis, especially important if you interact with any liberal types. (The link to his analysis is the last one within the “Vapor Bill” entry).

National Review Online also has several very good analyses of the CBO “scoring” of the Baucus bill. All of them are worth reading to have a good grasp on what this bill would entail.

Check all of it out, then take a deep breath, say a prayer, (good Lord, deliver us is a good one) and carry on.

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